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Brocade's new data centre router built for the gigabit era

New SLX 9850 delivers enhanced network visibility and automation for next generation networks

Brocade's new data centre router built for the gigabit era
The SLX 9850 provides performance for 10/40/100GbE datacentre use cases.

Brocade has announced the BrocadeSLX 9850, a data centre router that the company says offers service providers and enterprises the power to deliver high-performance services on demand.

Yarob Sakhnini, sales director, MEMA at Brocade says, “With cloud services, 4kHD video streaming, Internet of Things, and mobile connectivity for billions of devices becoming standard, organisations must modernise the way they communicate and conduct business. Not only do these new services consume an enormous amount of network capacity, they increase operational complexity just when organisations are striving to deliver the business agility and performance demanded by their customers. In order to meet these demands, organisations require network platforms that deliver new capabilities to help analyse and automate network operations through software for reduced OpEx while providing forwarding performance and scale that dramatically reduces CapEx.”

“The SLX 9850 provides density, scale and performance for 10/40/100GbE data centre use cases and is designed to support the exponential growth in network traffic and deliver the advanced functionality that organisations require as they accelerate their digital transformation.” 

The SLX 9850 router includes the embedded Brocade SLX Insight Architecture that delivers enhanced network visibility to meet increasingly stringent service levels.  The SLX 9850 also takes advantage of Brocade Workflow Composer to provide server-based, DevOps-style network automation that integrates across IT domains for end-to-end workflow automation.

Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2021, video will account for about 70 percent of mobile data traffic.   With cloud services, video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity growing at exponential rates, organisations must ensure that the infrastructure they deploy today can support dramatic future traffic growth.  At the same time, as network operational complexity continues to grow, improved visibility and automation are becoming essential to achieving business agility.

“Customers tell us that they need networking solutions that not only address their immediate requirements, but that will sustain the next several generations of port speeds and densities, while delivering advanced capabilities to help deeply analyse network traffic as well as automate network operations,” said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, switching, routing and analytics products group, Brocade.  “The Brocade SLX 9850 routing solution was designed to address these needs with an innovative, extensible architecture providing organisations with maximum platform longevity, combined with advancements to deliver unparalleled network visibility and autmation.”

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